Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ken Jennings spelled backwards is sgninnej nek

Wherein weird morning -- checking the log a ton of people are showing up here after searching for kd lang sad songs. What's up with that?


1. Pretty sure it's either Bjorn Borg or Martina Navrotilova. I'll go with the Swede.

2. Didn't recognize the poem, though I did see the movie. I enjoyed the poem and I'm not much of a poetry person. Perhaps I'll send Yeats an email and let him know.

3. Sesame. Just a couple weeks ago I made hummus for the first time. Incredibly easy and tasty. Next, I want to try it with roasted garlic and some primo finishing olive oil.

4. Shoot, I think it's one of the Republicans who was a physician. How about Huckabee?

5. Duh, Honda.

6. No clue.

7. What about shows or characters with states as part of their names? For shows, there's got to be more than Hawaii 5-0. For people, there's Hannah Montana and Johnny "Quarterback punk" Utah. Unless it's a topical question related to Super Tuesday primaries?

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The super special soquoted bonus question. A version of this question was asked at Throwing Things, so you can check the answer there or look in these here comments on Thursday.

What unusual distinction is shared by the following people?

Ngo Dinh Diem, president of South Vietnam
Liaquat Ali Khan, prime minister of Pakistan
John F. Kennedy, president of the United States
José Antonio Remón, president of Panama
Carlos Castillo Armas, president of Guatemala
Chung Hee Park, president of South Korea

9 Comments:

Blogger Icepick said...

Are we allowed to answer in the comments, or will points e deducted?

2/05/2008 01:20:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

You can put anything you want in the comments. Answers are perfectly acceptable.

2/05/2008 01:24:00 PM  
Blogger Icepick said...

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2/05/2008 01:49:00 PM  
Blogger Icepick said...

Okay, then the answer to the So Quoted Bonus Question is:

They were all bumped off by Lyndon Johnson!

2/05/2008 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Icepick said...

Okay, now I know what the answer is SUPPOSED to be. But mine is better. Regardless, Eli had better watch his back.

2/05/2008 02:09:00 PM  
Blogger XWL said...

I was going to go with the bonus question answer as being, "they all had sex with East German spies".

Or maybe, their money, or their family's money was made primarily on the trading of illicit drugs.

2/06/2008 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger XWL said...

As far as the answers go,

#1 I think it was Bjorg (resistance if futile)

#2 You liked that movie? (Well done, but so relentlessly pointless by the end)

#4 Ron Paul boasts delivering over 20,000 babies (and never aborting any), so I'd go with Dr. Ron Paul.

#5 The Honda Element is boxy, but not too heavy, which is probably a good thing given that it's motivated by a 2.4l 4 cylinder engine (it's based off the Civic frame, shares many internals with it's smaller cousin,, Honda just stretched the sheetmetal about as far as it would go). I'd go with Cesium instead.

#6 Torchwood is an anagram for Doctor Who, and Sarah Jane was a companion back in the later part of the 3rd Doctor's and through the first year of the 4th Doctor. And yes, I've watched way too many hours of all three of those shows for someone not born in Great Britain.

#7 What's with the hint mentioning "Bill" and Massachusetts?

2/06/2008 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Answer to the super special soquoted bonus question: All were given New York City Ticker Tape parades and were later assassinated.

I had originally included Pierre Laval, prime minister of France, but he was executed for treason. Thought about changing the answer to "assassinated, executed, murdered, or otherwise made dead by means not natural." This seemed a bit awkward.

2/07/2008 05:33:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

relentlessly pointless by the end

I thought that was one of the movie's points.

2/07/2008 09:55:00 AM  

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